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Re: 100E origins

The E was a way to get into an Audi for $3000 less than a regularly equipped
version. At $24,000 in 1989, I still don't call it a bargain unless you compare it
to the $27,000 the regular 100 cost.


waves@EPIX.NET wrote:

> We had one of these on our car lot a few months back. I think it was a 1989,
> and you're right, it was very 'utilitarian' in nature. From what I could
> tell, it was every bit the same as a regular 100, with the exception of
> interior detail. The 'E' designation probably meant 'economy' as it was
> noticably cheaper than the regular 100 we had next to it. It was a fairly
> rare model obviously and my thoughts as to why it even existed are based on
> the era. First, Audi was still mired in the un-intended acceleration
> debacle. It needed to boost sales and figured a base model 100 would help.
> It was also the decline of the high-priced automobile market, both new and
> used. Even though I work on these cars, and we sell them as well, I've still
> only ever seen one.
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